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Scioto County Man Charged with 1996 Rape

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

SCIOTO COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) -- A man has been arrested in connection with a sexual assault case from the 1990s.

Scioto County Sheriff Marty Donini says his office received a report last month from a woman say she was sexually assaulted starting in March of 1996. She says she was 13 years old at the time and the abuse went on for several years.

Richard B. Howard, 54, of Wheelersburg, was arrested and charged with one count of rape and two counts of voyeurism in connection with the case.

Detectives say they received information that Howard had taken videos and pictures of the victim during the assaults and later bragged about having them.

Howard is being held on $250,000 bond. He is expected to be in court on Friday.

More charges could be filed when the case is presented to the grand jury.

Sheriff Donini says they have received information that there may be more victims and ask if anyone has information to call 740-351-1091.

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